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Photography Competition Winner

Eliba, age 15, has won the 2017 Far Frontiers Expeditions Participant Photography Competition.

This is a national competition which saw 100 entries submitted from schools across the UK. The students were asked to capture the essence of the expeditions they had enjoyed in far-flung parts of the world with travel and adventure company ‘Far Frontiers’.

Eliba submitted a number of stunning photos from her 15-day expedition to Nepal. The experience, in July 2017, involved trekking through the Himalayas for three days to reach a remote rural community. Once there, the 26 students from Redmaids' High School completed community work before travelling on to Chitwan National Park to experience more of the culture and beauty of Nepal.

Speaking of the trip Eliba said, “It was so enriching and eye-opening to experience the cultural differences and way of life in Nepal. The Nepali people are so smiley and happy but when in front of a camera they behave seriously as if posing for a 'passport photo'. I found it easier to capture a candid image with a little bit of friendly conversation and when the children were immersed in a game or with their friends.”

While they only needed to select one image, Far Frontiers said, “We have put a selection of Eliba’s images into a gallery as they are too good not to share. In fact it was really hard to choose which one we liked best.”

Describing her images, the judging panel said, “Eliba has a great eye for shooting natural moments which really bring the expedition to life and capture the culture and beauty of Nepal, as well as the people that live there.”

Far Frontiers has been working with Red Maids’ since 2001 and the next adventure will see students embarking on a life-changing expedition to Borneo in 2019.

Date Posted: 16 October 2017
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